On 26 April the Department of Health met with another group of stakeholders to gather views on the long term conditions strategy it is drafting. Long-term conditions can affect many aspects of people’s lives, not just their health, so the Department is keen to gain the input of organisations that can provide insight into the wider picture.
Representatives of the following organisations attended the meeting: Sitra, Green Space, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Centrepoint, Macmillan Cancer Support, Care and Repair England, Barnardo’s, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee, Council for Work and Health, Crisis, Citizens advice bureau, Transport for all, Inner North West London Primary Care Trusts, National Housing Federation and Age UK.
The long-term conditions initiative is a cross-government strategy being drafted by the Department of Health. The intention is to publish the strategy at the end of this year.
To help with the drafting process, the Department wants to hear the views of people whose work affects those with long term conditions, whether they work in health, housing, transport or other areas. Input is also sought from people with long-term conditions, carers and the voluntary sector. There are plans to launch a website soon to give more information about the strategy and gather people’s views.